It happens to the best of us. We plan and schedule, set boundaries, minimize distractions, and we still get blindsided. A family emergency, a burst water pipe, a bout of flu, a flat tire, or an unexpected snowstorm slated for the exact wrong time of day can derail a meticulously crafted itinerary and create a time jam. We live time-crunched lives where everyone’s default setting is “busy,” and we wear the badge with pride.
Sometimes situations run amok we discover cannot manage, and we follow our training, shift into overdrive, and race down the road toward burn-out. Along the way, we begin our battle, declare war on reality, and wonder why we can’t have our heart’s desire right now.
If your days are like mine, my schedule sometimes consumes every waking moment. Keeping yourself off the casualty list when everything goes sideways is often about your perspective. We want good things to happen, and it is the main impetus behind the work. There is no reason to carry the burden alone. It is ok to ask for help. Asking is difficult, and it hurts my soul, chips my ego, and proves I am human.
The human condition embraces ambition, the need to leave a mark, improve our life, and lend a hand to others. A packed calendar is my ticket to making improvements possible, and being dead dog tired at day’s end ensures a decent night’s sleep. I find when I have a compelling reason, I run a decent chance that help will arrive at my door. Besides, it is better than sliding into cruise control and binging Netflix.
What reason drives your busy schedule?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer